David J. Kearney

September 21, 2017

In This Day and Age – Humanity First

Filed under: Uncategorized — David J. Kearney @ 6:56 pm

In this day and age, 2017, how can anyone or any group justify marginalizing a human being? Before race, nationality, sexual preference, gender identity, political affiliation, political spectrum position, belief systems, or where someone was born or calls home you first are a part of humanity.

We are human beings first and foremost and have common threads that runs through us…seeking happiness, love, and most importantly, a life that allows us to be who we are at any given moment…obviously without hurting anyone else or interfering with someone else’s pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.

Although there are many bigots in full view, certain groups seem to be making some of the loudest noises in the U.S. about what is acceptable and not acceptable and whether or not something is sinful. I can’t really comprehend how anyone with a heart and conscience can turn their back on a fellow human because of some belief system that should not supersede us all being brothers and sisters.

We are all equal.

If you are associated with any religious, nationalist, racist, or other equally terrible organization that marginalizes a human being, regardless of whether you hold the bigoted position that the group you belong holds, you are part of the problem. Silence equals acceptance and your acceptance makes you complicit.

You don’t have to agree with a particular lifestyle of someone else. You may even have prejudices based on preconceived notions. However, don’t stand in the way of others because of your issues. If you are going to insist on not helping someone because they are different than you, the least you can do is cause no harm.

You are either part of divisiveness or inclusiveness, hate or love, inequality or respect. You are certainly free to choose whether you are a shitty person, but it is by no means acceptable and no one has the right to remove dignity, self-worth, and self-love from another. Those that stand with divisive, bigoted, or intolerant people or groups are not only on the wrong side of history, they are not representative of what being here with fellow brothers and sisters is about.

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